Group Leader - Systems, Development & Realisation

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£48,310 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
16 May 2019
13 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Leader - Systems, Development & Realisation

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Job Title:
Group Leader - Systems, Development & Realisation

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£48,310 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
17th June 2019

Are you an experienced Lead Engineer or Systems Engineer with a track record in delivering innovative projects bringing clarity to complex and uncertain environments that demand ground breaking performance within financial and time constraints? Can you demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and organisational development to get the best out of teams? Have you a track record of driving change in organisation and do you thrive under pressure? 

If so, we would like to hear from you.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Systems, Development and Realisation Group Leader to join their team within the Central Engineering department. The System, Development & Realisation Group within the Engineering Project Delivery Unit provide end to end technical leadership and systems engineering to projects within the organisation.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge skills and experience

-Chartered status in in Engineering discipline or equivalent

-Strong track record of delivering as either a Lead Engineer or Systems 
Engineer on a major (£2M +) projects

-Exceptional organisational development skills.

-Demonstrated ability to manage people and performance of a large team

-Experience of managing multiple stakeholders

-Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and resource plans 

-Demonstrated ability to manage cultural change within organisation

-A Pro-active approach to safety, with good appreciation of UK compliance requirements in design

-Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value

- Evidence of developing clear strategies and turning these into actionable plans

- Experience of establishing effective collaborative relationship with academia and industry

- Good background knowledge and understanding of fusion science and/or technology and engineering

- Excellent influencing and collaboration skills

Special requirements:
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role. 

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